A Place Like This: A Memoir

By: King, Mark

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Slight creasing and edgewear to front cover. Text clean. Corners lightly curled. A gay novice actor recounts his years in Hollywood in the 1980s, including a sexual n encounter with Rock Hudson in his dying days.

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Once you've won a car on a game show, been an actor, owned a phone sex company, been infected with HIV, slept with a movie icon and developed a drug addiction, you've pretty much done the Hollywood thing.

In this true, first-person account of the 1980's, Los Angeles transforms an all-American boy from an actor in commercials plugging fast food to a gay phone line worker pushing fast sex.

King experiences firsthand nearly every gay social milestone of an astonishing decade-drug use, the phone sex trade, the onset of AIDS, Rock Hudson, assisted suicide, anonymous encounters, the early development of AIDS organizations and activism, Magic Johnson's announcement-and shares his experiences with disarming humor and startling candor.

AIDS eventually converts King's plunge into sex and drugs to an increasing awareness of mortality-and a renewed search for meaning.

Title: A Place Like This: A Memoir

Author Name: King, Mark

Edition: 1st Edition

ISBN Number: 0595474756

ISBN-13: 9780595474752

Location Published: Lincoln, Nebraska, iUniverse: 2007

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Type: Book

Categories: Other

Seller ID: 503005027

Keywords: drugs., gay. hollywood. film. aids. hiv